The success of Vanderpump Rules was like catching lightning in a bottle and isn’t easily recreated.
In fact, E!’s failed VPR-esque
ripoff show What Happens at The Abbey, is a prime example of just how unique VPR’s success is.
So, it’s not surprising that Andy Cohen says he won’t try another “Real Housewives” spin-off like Vanderpump Rules ever again.
Andy admits that Lisa Vanderpump’s spin-off worked so well because it was REAL and the cast knew each other so well.
“The thing about Lisa’s restaurant is it’s been going for 10 years or more, and they’ve all worked there the whole time. [Real Housewives of Atlanta star] Kandi [Burruss]’s restaurant started, but part of the reason Vanderpump Rules works is that those people have relationships going back for many years,” Andy told Life and Style.
As for season 6, Andy says fans will be hooked from the first episode on and hints that the season kicks off with a bang, literally.
“The thing I’ll tell you is from the moment it starts, all hell breaks loose,” he teased. “Like, you can’t believe how the first episode starts. Jax [Taylor] is at it again!”
I was surprised that season 6 kicked off with so much drama, but I loved it! I think Andy is smart to not try and recreate the magic of VPR with other Real Housewives spinoffs. Not every franchise needs a spinoff or even can produce a good one.
Are you surprised Andy isn’t onboard with more Real Housewives spin-offs? Which Real Housewives franchise would you like to see a spin-off from?
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